Sick of Lohan: TV Station Bans Starlet From 5 O’Clock News
(CNSNews.com) - Starlet Lindsay Lohan, who is once again making news headlines for the wrong reasons, didn't rate a mention Thursday at one major-market television station.
The Gannett-owned CBS affiliate in Washington, D.C., banned any mention of Lohan on its 5 p.m. news after the station conducted an informal poll on Twitter.
A report on WUSA’s 9-News website says News Director Fred D'Ambrosi wasn't interested in covering another Lohan story -- this one involving her 4-in-the-morning arrest for allegedly punching a woman at a New York City nightclub.
"I'm thinking about banning all #LindsayLohan stories," D'Ambrosi tweeted.
Do it, viewers tweeted back.
D'Ambrosi responded by Twitter: "Due to popular demand, we just killed the :20 #LindsayLohan story in @wusa9 @5. The people have spoken!"
Determined Lohan fans and critics can still find Lohan reports and videos on the WUSA website searching her name.
And yes, there is more Lohan news: Press reports say she was drunk when police led her, screaming, away from the nightclub early Thursday morning.
And just hours later, she was charged in New York, California authorities filed criminal charges against her, stemming from a car wreck in June.
Lohan reportedly told police said she wasn’t driving the Porshe when it crashed into the back of a dump truck, but police in Santa Monica now believe otherwise. She's accused of giving false information to a police officer, obstructing or resisting a police officer in performance of his duty and reckless driving.
Lohan currently is on probation stemming from a jewelry theft charge in June 2011.